According to a recent survey conducted by ABC News/Ipsos, nearly half of Americans, or 48 percent, have expressed doubts about the fairness and lack of partisanship in the ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden by the Justice Department. In contrast, only 32 percent of the respondents conveyed confidence in the integrity of the investigation.
The survey took place in August, shortly after Attorney General Merrick Garland assigned Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a special counsel for the Hunter Biden probe. This decision followed the collapse of a plea deal for Hunter Biden, which resulted in disputes between his defense team and prosecutors regarding whether the deal provided immunity from future charges.
The purpose of appointing a special counsel is to provide independent oversight, ensuring a thorough and unbiased investigation. However, the survey’s findings reveal that a significant number of Americans continue to possess doubts about the investigation’s impartiality, likely influenced by the controversies surrounding the failed plea deal.
The survey included 508 U.S. adults and has a margin of error of 4.7 points. Despite limited coverage by major media outlets, the results of the poll indicate that public awareness of the investigation is increasing. Analysts speculate that the public’s skepticism may arise from the absence of a clear exoneration for the Biden family, leading to suspicions of potential wrongdoing.